- Author: Joacim Vestvik-Lunde
- Keywords: Business Assurance
This recognition is related to the activities of planning actions concerning the organization of the Universal Exposition. The certification was issued to the company Expo 2015 by DNV GL.
This is absolutely a first for the organization of a Universal Exposition and the second for a major event of international importance, after the London Olympics of 2012, to have developed a formalized and recognizable system for analysis and management of sustainability issues.
"Expo Milano 2015 wants to promote an international, educational, cultural and sharing experience for all its guests and participants, promoting dialogue between the different citizens of the planet and helping to strengthen cooperation among populations. We are working to ensure that what will open in a few months will be the first Universal Exposition to use tools that can help us to better manage our environmental, social and economic issues. For this I am very pleased with this important recognition granted to Expo 2015 by an external certification organization, our Management System for Event Sustainability and for planning activities, complies with the international standard ISO 20121: 2012 and allows us to continue to pursue efficiency, involvement and external transparency; all important goals for Milan Expo 2015,” says the CEO of Expo 2015 S.p.A. Giuseppe Sala.
"Sustainable management of an event is a major challenge in which the Company Expo 2015 has decided to solidify in front of a global audience. The result demonstrates the commitment of all the people who have actively participated in the project, and have become the protagonists of a forward-looking and concrete approach that sees sustainability as a key point for the success of this important event, "says Nicola Privato, Regional Manager South Europe DNV GL - Business Assurance.
About ISO 20121
The ISO 20121 is a management standard for the organization of sustainable events. In the case of Expo 2015 S.p.A., at this stage of preparation of the Universal Exhibition in Milan, includes, for example, audits of the environment and safety on construction sites, design support with green criteria for the participant’s products, waste management, the inventory of CO2 emissions and their compensation and a system of green purchasing.